arelectrical.ca DNS Report

Health Score: 88%

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Checked: 1 week before

Parent

NS records at parent servers

ns8424.hostgator.com
ns8423.hostgator.com
[These were obtained from c.ca-servers.ca.]

Glue at parent nameservers 0/7

WARNING The parent servers are not providing glue for all your nameservers. This means that they are supplying the NS records (host.example.com), but not supplying the A records. That may cause some extra milliseconds in DNS. This will usually occur if your DNS servers are not in the same TLD as your domain

NS

Mismatched glue 7/7

Skip glue checking. Make sure the nameservers domain is good standing Check hostgator.com

Nameservers A records 7/7

SUCCESS Nameservers do include corresponding A records when asked for your NS records. This ensures that your DNS servers know the A records corresponding to all your NS records.

Nameservers report identical NS records 7/7

SUCCESS The NS records at all your nameservers are identical.

Nameservers respond 10/10

SUCCESS All of your nameservers listed at the parent nameservers responded.

Nameserver name validity 7/7

SUCCESS All of the NS records that your nameservers report are valid (no IPs or partial domain names).

Number of nameservers 2/5

WARNING You have 2 nameservers. You must have at least 2 nameservers (RFC2182 section 5 recommends at least 3 nameservers), and preferably no more than 7.

Lame nameservers 7/7

SUCCESS All the nameservers listed at the parent servers answer authoritatively for your domain.

Missing (stealth) nameservers 7/7

SUCCESS All your nameservers are also listed at the parent servers.

Root missing nameservers 7/7

SUCCESS All of the nameservers listed at the parent nameservers are also listed as NS records at your nameservers.

Nameservers on separate class C's 7/7

SUCCESS Nameservers are in a different networks.

public IPs 7/7

SUCCESS All of your NS records appear to use public IPs.

SOA

SOA record

SOA record is:
Hostmaster email
root.gator4212.hostgator.com
Serial
2020033000
Refresh
86400
Retry
7200
Expire
3600000
TTL
86400

Serial agreement 7/7

SUCCESS All your nameservers agree that your SOA serial number is 2020033000 That means that all your nameservers are using the same data.

SOA MNAME 3/3

SUCCESS SOA (Start of Authority) record states that your master (primary) name server is: ns8423.hostgator.com That server is listed at the parent servers, which is correct.

Serial value 1/1

SUCCESS SOA serial number is: 2020033000 This appears to be in the recommended format of YYYYMMDDnn, where 'nn' is the revision. This number must be incremented every time you make a DNS change.

Refresh value 0/1

WARNING SOA Retry interval is : 86400 seconds. This seems too big;. (Values about 3600-7200 seconds is good if not using DNS NOTIFY; RFC1912 2.2 recommends a value between 1200 to 43200 seconds (20 minutes to 12 hours)). This value determines how often secondary/slave nameservers check with the master for updates.

Retry value 1/1

SUCCESS SOA Retry interval is : 7200 seconds. This seems OK. (Values about 120-7200 seconds is good). The retry value is the amount of time your secondary/slave nameservers will wait to contact the master nameserver again if the last attempt failed.

Expire value 0/1

WARNING SOA Expire time is : 3600000 seconds. This seems too big;. (Values 604800 to 2419200 seconds (1-4 weeks) is good). RFC1912 suggests 2-4 weeks. This is how long a secondary/slave nameserver will wait before considering its DNS data stale if it can't reach the primary nameserver.

TTL value 1/1

SUCCESS SOA Expire time is : 86400 seconds. This seems OK. (about 300 to 86400 seconds or 5 min - 24 hours is good). RFC2308 suggests a value of 1-3 hours. This value used to determine the default (technically, minimum) TTL (time-to-live) for DNS entries, but now is used for negative caching.

Info

DNS trace

Trace to arelectrical.ca
lookup arelectrical.ca at A.ROOT-SERVERS.NET(198.41.0.4) 4 ms
A.ROOT-SERVERS.NET(198.41.0.4) refer to c.ca-servers.ca(185.159.196.2)
lookup arelectrical.ca at c.ca-servers.ca(185.159.196.2) 7 ms
c.ca-servers.ca(185.159.196.2) refer to ns8423.hostgator.com(unknow IP)
extra IP lookup for ns8423.hostgator.com at root server A.ROOT-SERVERS.NET(198.41.0.4)
lookup ns8423.hostgator.com at A.ROOT-SERVERS.NET(198.41.0.4) 3 ms
A.ROOT-SERVERS.NET(198.41.0.4) refer to e.gtld-servers.net(192.12.94.30)
lookup ns8423.hostgator.com at e.gtld-servers.net(192.12.94.30) 22 ms
e.gtld-servers.net(192.12.94.30) refer to dns4.p06.nsone.net(unknow IP)
extra IP lookup for dns4.p06.nsone.net at root server A.ROOT-SERVERS.NET(198.41.0.4)
lookup dns4.p06.nsone.net at A.ROOT-SERVERS.NET(198.41.0.4) 3 ms
A.ROOT-SERVERS.NET(198.41.0.4) refer to e.gtld-servers.net(192.12.94.30)
lookup dns4.p06.nsone.net at e.gtld-servers.net(192.12.94.30) 21 ms
e.gtld-servers.net(192.12.94.30) refer to dns1.p01.nsone.net(198.51.44.1)
lookup dns4.p06.nsone.net at dns1.p01.nsone.net(198.51.44.1) 2 ms
got A record 'dns4.p06.nsone.net IN A 198.51.45.70' from dns4.p06.nsone.net(198.51.44.1)
lookup ns8423.hostgator.com at dns4.p06.nsone.net(198.51.45.70) 2 ms
got A record 'ns8423.hostgator.com IN A 108.167.183.75' from ns8423.hostgator.com(198.51.45.70)
lookup arelectrical.ca at ns8423.hostgator.com(108.167.183.75) 33 ms
got A record 'arelectrical.ca IN A 108.167.183.96' from arelectrical.ca(108.167.183.75)
Total time: 97 ms